Andrew Cathcart Bogle

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Andrew Cathcart Bogle
Victoria Cross Medal without Bar.png
Born 20 January 1829
Glasgow, Scotland
Died 11 December 1890 (aged 61)
Sherborne, Dorset
Buried at St Lawrence's Churchyard, Effingham, Surrey
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank Major
Unit 72nd Regiment of Foot
78th Regiment of Foot
10th Regiment of Foot
Battles/wars Anglo-Persian War
Indian Mutiny
Awards Victoria Cross

Andrew Cathcart Bogle VC (20 January 1829 – 11 December 1890) was a Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

Glasgow-born Bogle was educated at Cheltenham College. He was 28 years old, and a lieutenant in the 78th Regiment (later The Seaforth Highlanders Ross-shire Buffs, Duke of Albany's), British Army during the Indian Mutiny when the following deed took place on 29 July 1857 in the attack on Oonao, India, for which he was awarded the VC:

78th Regiment (now of the 2nd Battalion 13th Regiment Lieutenant (now Captain) Andrew Cathcart Bogle

Date of Act of Bravery,29th July, 1857.
For conspicuous gallantry on the 29th July, 1857, in the attack at Oonao, in leading the way into a loop-holed house, strongly occupied by the enemy, from which a heavy fire harassed the advance of his regiment. Captain Bogle was severely wounded in this important service.[1]

He later achieved the rank of major.

His Victoria Cross is displayed at the Regimental Museum of the Queen's Own Highlanders at Fort George, Inverness-shire in Scotland.


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